J Mallinson re-lay Wembley turf with Desso pitch

Sports expert J Mallinson has completed work on a new Desso pitch at the home of English football Wembley stadium.

The surface has been laid on a temporary basis in a bid to rid the stadium of pitch problems.

The new part artificial surface has less than five weeks to settle before the FA Community Shield clash between Chelsea and Manchester United.

Wembley managing director of Wembley Roger Maslin has repeatedly claimed the pitch is the stadium’s top priority but said there are other factors at work.

"Wembley Stadium is a multi-use venue and developing our event calendar with a range of football, rugby, sports and entertainment events is key to the success of our business plan."

The Desso pitch will be in place from June throughout the 2010-11 football season which climaxes with the Football League Championship Final.

This will be followed by a full schedule of concerts in the summer of 2011.

The following year Wembley will focus on the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, following that summer’s concert season.

J Mallinson has previously worked with Liverpool, Everton, Manchester City and Manchester United.

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